Work / Animation / The Inner Life of the Cell
In 2006, Harvard University teamed up with XVIVO to develop an animation that would take their cellular biology students on a journey through the microscopic world of a cell.
The Inner Life of the Cell follows a white blood cell’s movement along the endothelium and its response to an external stimulus — a process known as leukocyte extravasation. This widely-acclaimed piece is the first in a series of animations XVIVO has created for Harvard’s BioVisions.
The second installment, titled Powering the Cell: Mitochondria, follows the mechanism of ATP production along the inner mitochondrial membrane.
In 2013, we released The Inner Life of the Cell: Protein Packing, which illustrates the crowded molecular environment present in cells.
Narrated versions are available on the BioVisions website.
Robert Lue, Director of Life Sciences Education, Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
The creation of truly effective science animations requires a community of scientists and multimedia professionals where mutual trust and respect is a given. The leaders at XVIVO bring the creativity and collaborative spirit necessary to hold such a community together and enable innovation in science visualization.